100 years of women’s fashion in film

And if you don’t recognize the films, they are:

1910s: Cleopatra | actress: Theda Bara
1920s: Ben-Hur | actress: May McAvoy
1930s: The Wizard of Oz | actress: Judy Garland
1940s: Casablanca | Ingrid Bergman
1950s: The Seven Year Itch | actress: Marilyn Monroe
1960s: Breakfast at Tiffany’s | actress: Audrey Hepburn
1970s: Grease | actress: Olivia Newton-John
1980s: Flashdance | actress: Jennifer Beals
1990s: Clueless | actress: Alicia Silverstone
2000s: Legally Blonde | actress: Reese Witherspoon
2010s: Black Swan | actress: Natalie Portman

The only thing I got out of the Republican debate

Who cares about the ridiculous answers the GOP candidates gave in Tuesday night’s debate. What I want to know is how do all of them think wearing red, white and blue is going to make them appear to be more presidential?

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Jesus, people! Just get 50 white stars and sew them up and down your outfits. Then sway back and forth so your supporters can confuse you with the American flag.

The anatomy of a makeover movie

The makeover movie is much more enjoyable than the extreme makeovers on daily daytime television. At least you care about the people being made over in the course of the film.

By the way, the makeover of Hermoine in “The Goblet of Fire” was very well done, since you’d seen her for three previous movies. That was when I realized she wanted Ron, not Harry.

(Via Vox)

High heel horrors

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I don’t understand high heels, but I’m a guy. It just looks like the wearer is always going to fall forward. If there’s an emergency, you can’t run in them. A co-worker once told me she liked the way her legs looked. But if you have good looking legs, you can go barefoot and no one would be disappointed.

But maybe I’m just overstating this?

Your killer heels are killing much more than you think. One in 10 women wear high heels at least three days a week and a third have fallen while wearing them. Statistics show that high heels are one of the biggest factors leading to foot problems in women, with up to a third suffering permanent problems as a result of prolonged wear. …

The increased weight on your toes causes your body to tilt forward, and to compensate, you lean backwards and overarch your back, creating a posture that can strain your knees, hips, and lower back.  …

Over time, wearing high heels can shorten the muscles in your calves and in your back, leading to pain and muscle spasms. … many women who wear high heels often suffer a shortening of the Achilles tendon because once the heel is pointed upwards, it tightens up. Stretching it again or switching to flats can be very painful; it can even lead to plantar fasciitis.

So that’s the bad side of it. Remember that chart a while back about where the heels are the highest in the U.S.?tumblr_ne8anqJJ471qgexq2o1_r2_1280

 

Seems like there’s a lot of pain in Puerto Rico.